eConsultant2: Impact evaluation of PPIAFs Sub-National Technical Assistance Program

Evaluation of the Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility’s Sub-National Technical Assistance Program (PPIAF-SNTA):

The Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility (PPIAF) is a multi-donor technical assistance facility that is housed within and is the principal donor funded program of the World Banks PPP Cross-Cutting Solution Area.

PPIAFs Sub-National Technical Assistance Program (SNTA) began operations in July 2007, and has now completed eight years of operations. During PPIAFs annual program council meeting in Dakar, Senegal in May 2015, PPIAFs donors requested that an impact evaluation of the SNTA program be included in the FY16 Work Program. PPIAF is therefore commissioning this Independent Evaluation of the SNTA Programs performance and progress to date, to inform/evidence the Programs longer-term prospects and identify need for inputs in the future. The evaluation will support donors to form a view as to the success (or otherwise) of the activities and to consider the need for any change in the Programs strategic positioning and operations.

PPIAF had commissioned an evaluation of the Program in 2009, which was updated in 2010 (delivered to the PMU on November 2011). In addition, PPIAFs Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) conducts ongoing ex-post evaluation of selected activities. Therefore, while this Evaluation will cover all activities since inception (2007) to June 30, 2015, it will place a stronger emphasis on the Programs operations over the past 5 years. The Services will not only include an evaluation of the SNTA Programs operations, but will also assess the strategic direction(s), rules, procedures, and operational management.

This Evaluation is to be carried out by a Consultant team with advanced knowledge, and experience in at least the following fields:

(1) The team leader must have an overall professional experience in sub-national infrastructure development and financing in developing countries of at least 15 years and the teams expertise must include specific experience in evaluation of multi-donor Trust Fund program and projects of at least 8 years.

(2) Overall, the team, with on average 8-10 years of professional experience must cover the following areas of expertise:

  • Demonstrated understanding of the challenges of sub-national infrastructure development and financing in developing countries;
  • Extensive knowledge issues pertaining to sub-national entities (local governments, utilities/SOE and developmental financial institutions) in the developing country context;
  • Experience of evaluating complex multi-donor funding instruments, and extensive experience with results-based evaluation;
  • Sound and proven experience in evaluation methods and techniques of development programs and projects, data collection and analysis skills;
  • Experience with monitoring and indicator systems and in the design of monitoring and evaluation frameworks;
  • Strong process management skills together with effective interviewing, facilitation and presentation skills;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English. The team must possess strong interpersonal skills (communication, analysis, quick learner, neutral and objective attitude) and excellent drafting skills as well as proficiency in standard computer technology packages (e.g. MS Office).

Qualification Criteria

  • 1. Provide information showing that they are qualified in the field of the assignment. *
  • 2. Provide information on the qualifications of key staff. *
  • 3. Provide information on the technical and managerial capabilities of the firm. *
  • 4. Provide information on their core business and years in business. *

* – Mandatory

See full tender here: # 1193925 evaluation of PPIAF-SNTA

Expression of Interest Deadline: 17-Aug-2015 at 11:59:59 PM (EST)

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Tender notification: # 1193925

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